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Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
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Apr 19, 11

Read in January, 2010

Only the best book I have ever read. Period. This book has it all- action, mystery, romance, plot twists, but the most poignant attribute, in my eyes, is that of love. The character of Jean Valjean and the transformation he goes through in this book is one that inpsires and gives hope. Each character is so beautifully developed and described that you end up walking away from it loving even the "bad guys" because you understand them. I have heard criticism of Hugo's development of the characters and that he takes to long to make a point, but that is the beauty of it! If we did not fully understand the person the bishop was, we could not fully understand the impact he had on Valjean's life. If we did not fully comprehend where Fantine had come from that led her to her tragic end, we might look on Cosette differently. If we did not understand Javert's fastidiousness we could not understand his burning desire for justice, and these are all the pieces of this masterpiece that makes it just that. I think if every person were to read this book and ponder on its meaning this world would be a different place.
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Masresha I bet this could be regarded as an intellectual review.It can be a master piece for amateur reviewers. Thumbs up.

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